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Glastonbury x Silversmithing

Posted on June 29 2015

The Glastonbury come down has begun and it is time to untangle your hair from that floral willow headdress and wash those feet, though the sun setting over the stone circle is now just a memory we hope that you brought a little bit of the festival back with you.

Every year the festival brings new traders and craftsman’s sharing their skills and making the festival a lot more than just a glimpse of Kanye through the craft ale haze. If you managed to venture down to the original hippy commune of Green Fields you may have come across its Craft Village, here you can find an array of eclectic independent traders or even better, your hand to making your own jewellery on site. This time around Glasto gave its visitors chance to experiment with Silver cast pendants, Steam bent bracelets using ash, sycamore and alder or maybe some pre-historic antler ring making? Here are some of the great designers that hit the festival fields at Glastonbury 2015.

Hairy Growler (*ahem) from Cambridge; Taking raw materials such as Sterling Silver, pre 1919 English coins, to Victorian forks and spoons and turning it into adornments.

Award winning jewellery designer maker Julia Thompson uses traditional hand fabrication, lost wax casting and acid etching techniques to create bespoke pieces. We heard her talking to Radio BBC6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne about her sold out silversmithing workshops over the duration of the festival, which hit home how truly diverse and creative Glastonbury Festival has now become.

 

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